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The House We Grew Up In: A Novel
The House We Grew Up In A Novel
Author: Lisa Jewell
?Clever, intelligent?wonderful? (Jojo Moyes, New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You). — Meet the Bird family. They live in a honey-colored house in a picture-perfect Cotswolds village, with rambling, unkempt gardens stretching beyond. Pragmatic Meg, dreamy Beth, and tow-headed twins Rory and Rhys all attend the village school and eat ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781476776866
ISBN-10: 1476776865
Publication Date: 4/28/2015
Pages: 416
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Atria Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 73
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Helpful Score: 2
This book disturbed me and I wasn't sure I would finish it. It is a depressing story about a dysfunctional family and I disliked all but one of the characters. However, the writer pulled me in and I kept reading since I had to finish to see what happens to them.

What bothered me the most is the way the time frame jumped all over the place; from present, back to many different years in the past, That was confusing as I had to backtrack to see what ages the four children were at that particular time.

After I finished the book, I kept thinking about the mentally ill mother and it turned my stomach! She never wanted her family's help and only cared about her "things", as she became a real hoarder. I just couldn't relate.

I gave this book 4 stars because the writer kept me involved enough to finish in two evenings.
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